AMIDEAST: Muscat - Intensive Arabic Summer Program

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  • Location(s): Muscat, Oman
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Intensive Language
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At this time, the Omani government is revising visa requirements for education exchange programs, and we hope to be able to re-open our programs there soon.  Please check back here for updates.The Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Muscat, Oman of... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
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It was definitely worthwhile. I gained confidence in my ability to use my Arabic and deeper cultural knowledge. - George Washington University View Entire Review
People the world over have similar values and interests, although cultural differences and language barriers create ostensible barriers to cooperation - Colgate University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I learned a lot about the gulf culture which was my primary goal and walked away with better language skills - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
August 27, 2014 A Month Under The Sun
Language proficiency depends more on you than on your class/professor. - Georgetown University View Entire Review
August 18, 2014 The "Tamreen" Life
I learned learned a lot about Omani history and culture, gained tremendous insight into life in the Gulf, and experienced a great improvement in my command over the Arabic language. One of my favorite aspects of the program was the opportunity to explore a country off the beaten path. - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Omani culture and Islam and got a lot of practice speaking Arabic. It was worthwhile. - Michigan State University View Entire Review

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At this time, the Omani government is revising visa requirements for education exchange programs, and we hope to be able to re-open our programs there soon.  Please check back here for updates.

The Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Muscat, Oman offers Modern Standard Arabic in two 4-week sessions. Classes meet 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each student will receive 100 hours of Arabic language instruction in each session, including both Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic. One summer session covers the material usually presented in one semester on a U.S. campus. Students are given placement tests prior to arrival and are placed in the level appropriate for their Arabic language proficiency. Students on the Summer Intensive Program live in Muscat, which is a ancient trading city along the coast, thus making it an exciting place to live and study. Students enrolled in AMIDEAST’s Education Abroad Program in have opportunities to study Arabic with respected language teachers in the region and to increase their Arabic acquisition through daily interactions with Omanis. In addition to academics, our students benefit from an on-site orientation, a truly knowledgeable Omani staff, and an opportunity to live in an Omani student neighborhood. During each of the two summer sessions AMIDEAST organizes a one-day excursion to different parts of the country.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • International Relations
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
2013
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AMIDEAST Scholarships

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Need-Based Scholarships are awarded in the form of a program fee reduction and range between $250 and $750 for short term programs, $500 and $1500 for summer programs, and between $500 and $3000 for semester programs. In exceptional circumstances, awards of up to $2000 may be made for summer programs, and up to $5000 for semester and programs.

$500 - $3,000

Deadlines:
Summer Programs - March 15 Short Term Summer Programs - April 15 Fall Semester or Academic Year Programs - April 15 Short Term Winter Programs - October 15 Spring Semester Programs - October 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Completed all required items on the AMIDEAST Student Portal by the term deadline.

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